Resides in San Pedro de Macoris, DR...Was originally signed by Boston as a non-drafted free agent on 1/20/02 and played in the Dominican Summer League as a shortstop (.211 batting average in 2002) before he was released on 11/3/03...Signed by Johnny Almaraz (Reds).
Made an International League-high 54 relief appearances. Ranked among team leaders in appearances (1st, 54), holds (T-1st, 7), saves (2nd, 9), WHIP for a reliever (2nd, 1.27), games finished (2nd, 22) and strikeouts (5th, 70). Stranded 13-of-20 inherited runners, a 65.0% rate. Stranded a season-high two runners four times. After starting 0-for-2 in save opportunities, converted nine consecutive saves from 6/18 to 8/31. It was the longest save streak by a Gwinnett pitcher in 2013. Posted a Gwinnett-best 17.2-inning scoreless streak over 14 outings from 5/20 to 6/26. Held IL opponents to a .204 batting average (46-for-226). Left-handers hit just .188 (15-for-80), right-handers hit .212 (31-for-146). After going 1-3 with a 3.91 ERA (20 ER in 46.0 IP) in 38 games prior to the All-Star break, went 1-1 with a 2.55 ERA (5 ER/17.2 IP) over his final 16 outings. Made 20 appearances out of the bullpen for Estrellas de Oriente of the Dominican Winter League, going 1-1 with a 3.43 ERA (8 ER/21.0 IP) and a pair of saves.
Went a combined 5-3 with a 3.00 ERA in 35 games (13 starts) between Pensacola and Louisville (CIN)...2012 was his first year in American professional baseball since playing for the DSL Reds in 2006... Began season in Pensacola and was promoted to Louisville on 5/12, transferred back to Pensacola on 6/23... Went 4-2 with a 2.21 ERA, striking out 57 and walking 21 in 53.0 innings as a starting pitcher for Pensacola... Did not allow a run in his first six appearances of the season, spanning 8.2 innings...Won four consecutive starts from 7/28-8/12, allowing no more than two runs in any of the four starts...Struck out a season-high 10 batters in 6.0 innings pitched in a victory over Tennessee on 8/2...Appeared in 16 games for Estrellas de Oriente of the Dominican Winter League (1-1, 2.77 ERA, 27 K, 26.0 IP).
Appeared in two games for the Nippon Ham Fighters of the Japanese Pacific League.
Appeared in 14 games (7 starts) for the Yomiuri Giants of the Japanese Central League.
Made 14 appearances (7 starts) for the Yomiuri Giants of the Japanese Central League.
Did not play.
Appeared in two games for the Yomiuri Giants of the Japanese Central League.
Went 4-5 with a 2.04 ERA in 14 starts with the Rookie DSL Reds...Held opponents to a .168 average as he struck out 93 batters in 79.1 innings...From 7/19 at Rockies to 7/26 at Indians, recorded consecutive starts in which he pitched 7.0 shutout innings (3 H, 17 K).
Went 1-3 with a 2.31 ERA and two saves in 13 games (7 starts) with the DSL Reds...Held opponents to a .184 average as he struck out 59 batters in 50.2 innings.
In his first season as a pitcher, went 3-3 with a 3.38 ERA and one save in 20 games (5 starts)...Held opponents to a .171 average as he struck out 52 in 40.0 innings...Was named the DSL Reds Pitcher of the Year...Following the season, was named Most Improved Player of the Florida Instructional League.